Covers gene transmission, including chromosome mapping, genetic pathways; mutational analysis of biological processes emphasizing mutations affecting chromosome transmission. Introduction to genomics - cloning and sequence analysis of whole genomes. Emphasizes formal genetic mechanisms, molecular techniques. For biological sciences majors. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 1.5 in BIOL 180; minimum grade of 1.5 in BIOL 200; may not be repeated. Offered: A.
We will focus on how one can use genetics to understand biological processes or structures. Along the way, we will look at patterns of inheritance (how inheritance works, how phenotype is determined by genes), mutant analysis, and genomics (what we can learn by studying whole genomes). The emphasis throughout will be on thinking, not on memorization.
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